Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry has ‘some’ of the weirder superstitions in the league. Terry explains his superstitions in his blog for ESPN,in fact he has made one of them public (see above). ‘Some’ being the important word in the previous sentence, Terry has a few…
* Jason will ALWAYS eat chicken before a game.
* He ALWAYS wears 5 pairs of socks…..FIVE!!
* The night before EVERY game, he will wear the the opposition teams shorts while sleeping in bed. He has a kit manager at Dallas who always makes sure he has the right shorts. Players have been known to give him shorts too.
According to ESPN Boston:
Only now it’s a little bit different: I sleep in the opposing team’s game shorts before every game. For example, Friday night I slept in Washington Wizards shorts since we played them on Saturday. John Wall is a good friend of mine. So I had his shorts from last year. What I do is I will acquire a pair of game shorts from each team in the league. Actually, right now, I have every single team’s game shorts.
You might be wondering how I got every team’s game shorts. I have friends on more than 75 percent of the teams. But for those 25 percent of the teams I don’t, a little $20 to a $100 bill here and there can get you a pair of game shorts from a locker room attendant. I can’t name my sources, though, of course! So, yes, I’ve bribed a couple of guys.